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HAF 912 - Stock Fans Sufficient?

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December 11, 2011 7:47:31 PM

I'm in the midst of a new build and I've got a question about cooling. I have a HAF 912 and I was wondering if the stock fans (a 120mm in front & a 120mm in back--both are 1200 RPM) plus a non-stock CPU cooler (Hyper 212 EVO) on my i5-2500k will provide enough cooling? Or should I add a 200mm or two (like a COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200) to be safe? I'm not planning on overclocking right away.

Here's my build:

CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Video Card: Gigiabyte Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850
Case: HAF 912
HD 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Power: Corsair Builder Series 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
a c 145 ) Power supply
December 11, 2011 7:50:36 PM

You are good.

At least wait until you see how you do. It is easy to add fans later.

I am not much in favor of side fans which disrupt the natural front to back and low to high airflow. I would add a front intake or top exhaust fan first.
a c 80 ) Power supply
December 11, 2011 8:15:42 PM

The case comes with one front and one rear fan with the option of adding two top and one more front and a side fan so you have plenty of options with that case. The thing with these Cooler Master Half cases is that they have a lot of fan options so that you can really optimize the cooling inside the case. If need be I would add the top fan and another front one that way you will have two in and two out. I wouln't bother with the 200mm and go for the 120's , you can get some high cfm fans that are pretty quiet.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
December 11, 2011 11:00:10 PM

I have the haf 912 and it is perfectly fine with the stock fans, however all i got were 2 antec 3 switch led fans and put them in the front and took the fan originally in the front and put it onto my 212 evo for a push pull setup. Then you can put a fan on the side to intake cool air to cool your gpu and then get a 200mm fan or 2 120mm fans on the top.

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a b ) Power supply
December 11, 2011 11:10:33 PM

If you plan to really OC the processor far, (e.g. past 4.3.Ghz) or CF (I believe that motherboard supports CF) then I would add a fan or two. But you should be just fine. Fans are nice, but to overclock you really want to invest in CPU coolers instead of fans for the most part.

Hope this helped! :) 
December 12, 2011 2:24:00 PM

Best answer selected by Paladin5.
December 12, 2011 2:25:08 PM

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I should be fine with stock but I should check my operating temperatures just to be sure.
a b ) Power supply
December 12, 2011 3:21:40 PM

Thanks for the best answer!